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SNEDDEN, the Rt. Hon. Sir Billy Mackie, KCMG, QCBiography for SNEDDEN, the Rt. Hon. Sir Billy Mackie, KCMG, QC

Member for Bruce (Vic)

Liberal Party of Australia



Parliamentary Service

Elected to the House of Representatives for Bruce, Victoria, 1955. Re-elected 1958, 1961, 1963, 1966, 1969, 1972, 1974, 1975, 1977, 1980 and 1983. Resigned 21.4.1983.


Parliamentary Positions

Speaker of the House of Representatives from 17.02.1976 to 21.04.1983


Ministerial Appointments

Sworn in as Member of the Executive Council from 18.12.1963.

Attorney-General from 4.3.1964 to 14.12.1966.

Minister for Immigration from 14.12.1966 to 12.11.1969.

Minister for Labour and National Service from 12.11.1969 to 22.3.1971.

Cabinet Minister from 12.11.1969 to 5.12.1972.

Treasurer from 22.3.1971 to 5.12.1972.


Committee Service

Joint Statutory: Broadcasting of Parliamentary Proceedings from 3.3.1976 to 4.2.1983 (Chair from 3.3.1976 to 4.2.1983).

Joint Standing: Foreign Affairs from 15.3.1962 to 1.11.1963; New Parliament House from 1.4.1976 to 4.2.1983 (Joint Chair from 1.4.1976 to 4.2.1983).

House of Representatives Standing: Privileges from 24.2.1959 to 1.11.1963; Standing Orders from 7.3.1967 to 22.3.1971; Standing Orders from 3.3.1976 to 4.2.1983 (Chair from 3.3.1976 to 4.2.1983); House from 3.3.1976 to 4.2.1983 (Chair from 3.3.1976 to 4.2.1983); Library from 3.3.1976 to 4.2.1983 (Joint Chair from 3.3.1976 to 4.2.1983).


Conferences Delegations and Visits

Member, 50th Conference IPU, Brussels, September 1961

Chairman, Commonwealth Law Ministers' Conference, Canberra, 1965

Leader, Australian Delegation to London Conference, April-May 1966

Leader, Australian Delegation to the IMF and World Bank, Washington, September 1971

Leader, Australian Delegation to the IMF and World Bank, Washington, September 1972

Leader, Australian Delegation to the OECD Ministerial Council Meeting, Paris, May 1972

Leader, Australian Delegation to Commonwealth Finance Ministers' Conference, London, 1972

Deputy Leader, Commonwealth Parliamentary Delegation to the Australian Constitutional Convention, Sydney, September 1973

Joint President, CPA and IPU from February 1976

Chairman, IPU from February 1976

Leader, Parliamentary Delegation, France and the Commissions of the European Community, May-June 1979

Leader, Parliamentary Delegation to South America, July-August 1980

Member, Commonwealth Presiding Officers Regional Conference, New Zealand, March 1981

Member, Commonwealth Speakers and Presiding Officers Conference, Ottawa, April 1981

Represented the Government at inauguration of President Marcos, Manila, June 1981

Member, Standing Committee meeting of Commonwealth Speakers and Presiding Officers Banjul, Gambia, January 1982

Guest Speaker, National Conference of State Legislatures of the United States of America, Chicago, July 1982


Parliamentary Party Positions

Leader of the House from 14.12.1966 to 11.2.1969.

Leader of the House from 12.11.1969 to 22.3.1971.

Deputy Leader of the Federal Parliamentary Liberal Party from 18.8.1971 to 20.12.1972.

Leader of the Federal Parliamentary Liberal Party from 20.12.1972 to 21.3.1975.

Leader of the Opposition from 20.12.1972 to 21.3.1975.


Party Positions

Former Member, Liberal Party WA State Executive

Former President, WA Young Liberal movement and Chairman, National Organisation of Young Liberals


Other Positions

Appointed Queen's Counsel, 1964

Appointed a Member of Her Majesty's Privy Council, January 1972


Personal

Born 31.12.1926, Perth, Australia

Died 27.6.1987

Married


Qualifications and Occupations before entering Federal Parliament

LL.B (WA)

Admitted to the Bar of the Supreme Court of Western Australia, 1951

Immigration Officer, Department of Immigration, in Italy and England, 1952-54

Admitted to the Bar of the Supreme Court of Victoria, 1955


Honours

Appointed Knight Commander of The Order of Saint Michael and Saint George, 31.12.1977


Military Service

Reserve of Officers (AALC)

Enlisted RAAF (aircrew trainee) from January 1945 to September 1945

Citizen Air Force, University of Western Australia Squadron from 1951 to 1952


Electorate

Description: Outer south-eastern metropolitan ? residential suburban and light industrial

Location: Following the 1977 Federal redistribution includes the south-eastern Melbourne suburbs of Clayton, Glen Waverley, Mulgrave, Notting Hill and Syndal.

Area: 64 Sq km

Electors enrolled: 79528 (at 5.3.1983)

Industries: Light manufacturing and service industries.

Electorate: Bruce includes the Victorian Legislative Assembly electorate of Syndal, and parts of Forest Hill, Springvale and Wantirna.